If ever there was a time for a little glitz and glamour, the holidays are it. The snow is falling, the air is crisp, and the hot chocolate (or better yet, Baileys and cream) is flowing. So why not celebrate? You don't have to put an elf on every shelf and suddenly become a fan of the traditional red and green color combo. Instead, this holiday season opt for pairing silver and gold. After all, mixing metal finishes is one of 2018's hottest trends, and the holidays are the perfect time to take a stab at the glittering duo. Here are 11 ways to weave this festive look into your home without feeling like Goldmember from Austin Powers.
1. Create a tree out of ornaments.
If your pad is spatially challenged, a glorious full-bodied Douglas fir might not be an option. However, you can still partake in the tree-trimming fun thanks to this holiday DIY by Maryann from Domestically Speaking. Wood boards adorned with gold and silver ornaments create a tiny Christmas miracle.
2. Give your front porch a seasonal facelift.
3. Integrate ornaments throughout the house.
4. Transform your mantel.
5. Construct an advent calendar.
6. Swap out your candleholders.
Probably the quickest and easiest way to start decorating for the holidays: swap out your old candleholders. These mercury glass hurricanes and votives from West Elm ( starting at $8 ) are the perfect option. And they come in different shapes, sizes, and of course, silver and gold finishes, so you can mix and match to create a warm holiday tablescape or mantelscape that is beautifully unique.
7. Choose a bold accent color.
8. Craft a sparkling tablescape.
9. Don't be scared to hang things from the ceiling.
10. Turn your bar cart into a shiny vignette.
The holidays are a time to drink and be merry, so it's only right that you spruce up the most popular accent piece in your house: the bar cart. Amanda from Strawberry Chic gave her drink trolley a festive makeover with the help of a few sparkling accents like a gold banner and a white miniature Christmas tree adorned with silver and gold ornaments.
11. Jingle bells ... literally.
Over the years, between the Christmas trees, the holiday wreaths, and the evergreen garlands, you've probably had enough fallen pine needles to last you a lifetime. So this season switch things up and trade in your traditional strands of greenery for these gold and silver bells from World Market ( $19.98 ).